Another powerful Shadow Pokémon is back in raids.

Shadow Suicune is back in Pokémon GO Shadow Raids across Saturdays and Sundays in May. Shadow Suicune is a pretty powerful Water-type Raid attacker and well worth raiding for over the month.

Plus, you can encounter Shadow Suicune in the shiny form for the first time ever in Pokémon GO. The shiny odds are the same as other Five Star Raids, about 1 in 20.

Of course, Shadow Raids are very difficult in Pokémon GO. You'll need a team of in person trainers if you want to take Shadow Suicune down, as well as plenty of Purified Gems.

Here is everything you need to take on this Shadow Suicune Raid in Pokémon GO.

Best Shadow Suicune counters in Pokémon GO:

Shadow Suicune has a weakness to Electric and Grass-types. As a Water-type, it has a resistance to Fire, Ice, Steel and Water-type Pokémon too.

Sadly, Water-types aren't that useful in Pokémon GO but there are occasions where they are extremely powerful.

Despite Shadow Suicune only having two weaknesses in Pokémon GO, there are still lots of good counters to use to win this Shadow Raid:

Mega Sceptile
Fury Cutter & Frenzy Plant
Razor Leaf & Leaf Blade
Mega Rayquaza
Dragon Tail & Drason Ascent
Thunder Shock & Wild Charge
Thunder Shock & Discharge
Charge Beam & Fusion Bolt
Mega Venusaur
Vine Whip & Frenzy Plant
Mega Ampharos
Volt Switch & Zap Cannon
Mega Manectric
Thunder Fang & Wild Charge
Magical Leaf & Grass Knot
Thunder Shock & Wild Charge
Tapu Bulu
Bullet Seed & Grass Knot

There are lots of good choices to take on Shadow Suicune in Pokémon GO. The best of these is Mega Sceptile and Kartana. Thankfully, both of these powerful Pokémon have been in Raids recently.

Depending on the amount of trainers with you will probably dictate if you need to use a Mega-Pokémon in your raid team, or if you can use a Mega Evolution that will earn you bonus Candy.

Of course, any Pokémon listed here in its Mega form will also be a good counter in its standard form. Don't forget you can only have one Pokémon Mega Evolved at once.

Mega Evolutions to get you more Suicune candy in Pokémon GO

Mega Evolutions can help you get more candy and XL candy with every catch. Having a mega level 3 active that boosts candy for Water-types will give you an extra 2 candy per catch, as well as a 25% bonus to your XL candy chance.

Here are the Pokémon you can Mega Evolve to get more Suicune candy in Pokémon GO:

  • Blastoise
  • Slowbro
  • Gyrados
  • Swampert
  • Kyogre

How many trainers do I need to beat Shadow Suicune in Pokémon GO?

Before we even think about how many trainers you need - you MUST have Purified Gems to take down Shadow Suicune in Pokémon GO. Without, this raid will be near impossible.

Trainers using Party Play and with very powerful Shadow Suicune counters will need a group of at least four. However, most Pokémon GO players should be aiming for at least six (ideally eight) trainers when they take on this raid.

What is the Shadow Suicune Pokémon GO 100% IV?

Shadow Pokémon have a much lower 'IV floor'. This only makes a 100% IV Shadow Suicune even rarer than usual.

Here are the CP values to look out for after the Raid:

  • 1704 CP
  • 2130 CP (Weather Boosted)

Weather Effects:

Weather boost can help you save candy, get better IVs and benefit from power boosts on your team. Here are the weather effects to keep an eye on when taking on these raids.

SunnyWill boost your Grass-type counters.-
Windy-Shadow Suicune's Psychic-type attack will be boosted.
Partly Cloudy--
Snow-Shadow Suicune's Ice-type attack will be boosted.
RainyWill boost your Electric-type counters. The Shadow Suicune you catch will be a higher CP.Shadow Suicune's Water-type attacks will be boosted.

Sunny or Rainy weather are the best bet for taking down this Shadow Suicune raid easily in Pokémon GO. If you are only after Weather Boosted Pokémon, Rainy weather is your only chance to chase that.

Good luck trainers!

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